Eurotech Announces Distribution Agreement with IPC2U
2 July 2015 – Eurotech, leading supplier of embedded technologies, products and IoT / M2M systems, signed a comprehensive distribution agreement with IPC2U GmbH, one of Germany's leading supplier of industrial computers.
IPC2U is responding to the increasing demand of partners, systems integrators and enterprise customers for rugged industrial communication solutions made in Europe. The new distribution agreement marks an important milestone concerning Eurotech’s aim to generate higher revenues through business partners and provides IPC2U the opportunity to enhance the portfolio of offerings to wider basis.
IPC2U headquartered in Hannover-Langenhagen sells under the new partnership from now on the product portfolio of Eurotech, focusing on M2M Devices and Platforms, as well as embedded boards and systems.
Paolo Bubisutti, Sales Manager Eurotech SEMEA, commented: "We have been working for a long time on a global scale with successful distributors already established on the market. It was therefore a logical choice to setup this partnership with a leading distribution company in Europe as IPC2U, spanning from Germany to Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. They can now take advantage of our comprehensive service portfolio and proven expertise in the implementation of IT projects, and we can leverage on the strengths of a distributor like IPC2U to increase our business in Europe".
Arthur Barash, Director of IPC2U, explains: "The demand for rugged M2M solutions increases continuously and on a broad front. The distribution agreement with one of the market leaders in this field is therefore an important step for us. We thus also correspond to a frequently expressed wish of our customers. You will discover entirely new possibilities through our cooperation with Eurotech. Regardless of whether their focus is on automation in production, communication between field and cloud or in the service sector Customized Engineering".
Eurotech (ETH:IM) is a global company that combines hardware, software and application expertise to deliver embedded computing platforms and M2M integration platforms to leading OEMs, system integrators and enterprise customers for successful and efficient deployment of their products and services. Drawing on concepts of minimalist computing, Eurotech lowers power draw, minimizes physical size and reduces coding complexity to bring embedded sub-systems, ready-to-use devices and M2M integration platforms to market, specializing in transportation, logistics, security & surveillance, industrial and medical segments. Eurotech creates integrated solutions that simplify data capture, processing and transfer over unified communications networks. Our customers and partners rely on us to simplify their access to cutting-edge digital technologies, so they can focus on their core competencies. Learn more about Eurotech at www.eurotech.com.
The IPC2U Group is an international supplier and manufacturer of industrial computer systems with over 20 year experience and is represented with offices and qualified partners and distributors in over 14 countries in the EMEA region. IPC2U product portfolio includes classic 19 "computer systems and components of modern compact Computer till Panel PC's display solutions and digital signage devices. Industrial network devices such as rugged network switches and gateways as well as controllers for typical industrial control applications with as CAN and MOD-bus connections are also available.
Freescale Unveils World’s Tiniest IOT System
23 June 2015 – Today Freescale Semiconductor unveiled the world’s smallest single chip module (SCM) for the Internet of Things (IoT). As the IoT requires more processing horsepower to be packed into ever smaller spaces, Freescale’s new SCM line of products can integrate hundreds of components including processors, memory, power management and RF parts, which would otherwise be deployed on a six-inch board, into a tiny 17mm X 14mm X 1.7mm package – the size of a U.S. dime.
SCM products are engineered to dramatically reduce time-to-market, allowing an estimated 25 percent reduction in hardware development time – as well as greater than 50 percent reduction in size versus current discrete solutions. The module’s exceptional performance and connectivity allow customers targeting IoT markets to incorporate sophisticated predictive data analytics capabilities into their products, allowing for highly compelling and potentially disruptive end-products.
Freescale’s SCM modules are ideal for applications such as 3D gaming goggles, where battery life and power are important; next-generation IoT drones requiring extreme processing performance for object recognition; and other IoT products, where highly advanced graphics and user interfaces are considered key to more mainstream adoption. Other markets well suited for Freescale’s SCM technology include wearables, next-generation medical equipment and autonomous sensing applications.
“Early-stage companies entering the IoT and portable markets often work with limited resources and must create novel, compelling products in highly constrained form factors,” said Nancy Fares vice president of System Solutions at Freescale. “For these and other businesses targeting highly competitive and fast-growing markets, Freescale’s SCM product line represents a major breakthrough that addresses a host of hardware and software design challenges, allowing them to begin development immediately and focus their efforts on designing highly differentiated applications and products.”
The module announced today, the i.MX 6Dual SCM, is the first in a new SCM portfolio. Designed to function as a computer on a chip it is enabled for DDR memory and combines the performance of Freescale’s i.MX 6Dual applications processor together with a power management integrated circuit (PMIC), flash memory, embedded software/firmware, and system-level security technology including random number generation, cryptographic cipher engines and tamper prevention.
Availability and support
Freescale’s SCM portfolio products are delivered as a fully tested and software-enabled platform for consumer and industrial applications. They feature optimized board support package stacks and are enabled for both Linux and Android. The i.MX 6Dual SCM is planned for availability in August 2015 directly from Freescale, and through Arrow Electronics distribution. Additional products in the SCM product roadmap are planned for release over the next two years.
Freescale’s software/hardware solutions teams and a number of SCM ecosystem partners enable fully embedded component sourcing and enhanced design support to reduce supply chain complexity and overcome development challenges.
About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor enables secure, embedded processing solutions for the Internet of Tomorrow. Freescale’s solutions drive a more innovative and connected world, simplifying our lives and making us safer. While serving the world’s largest companies, Freescale is also committed to supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, enabling the next generation of innovators. www.freescale.com
Sourse: Business Wire